Leave the stress of work behind and embark on an island hopping tour to mystical islands with pristine beaches and a chance to observe birds of prey.
Langkawi has no shortage of attractions; endowed by Mother Nature with numerous beautiful natural wonders, you will be spoilt for choice. Once in Langkawi, it is a must to embark on an island hopping tour to explore well-known islands south of Langkawi. Take a trip by longboat from Teluk Baru Jetty to your first stop, the Pulau Dayang Bunting or Dayang Bunting Island, where you can trek a short distance to reach the legendary Tasik Dayang Bunting (Lake of the Pregnant Maiden). Spend an hour here observing the calm lake that is fringed by a verdant forest and mountains. Dip in the mystical lake that is said to be infused with powers by a celestial princess.
As you continue your excursion, you will pass by Pulau Singa Besar (Island of Big Lions). Here is where you will witness majestic wild eagles soar at close range. There is no need to disembark as the boat will drift in the waters. As part of the tour, the boatman will throw pieces of meat overboard and watch as the eagles swoop down in a flurry to grasp the meat before soaring skyward. Like an air to ground missile, these magnificent birds of prey provide great photo opportunities for nature photographers. Spot the Brahminy Kite and the White-bellied Sea Eagle as you observe them revelling at the sight of easy meals.
The tour reaches its zenith with a stop at the pristine beach of Pulau Beras Basah. An ideal location for a picnic; the casuarina trees providing shade as you sit close to the cerulean water off the island. Soak up the sun and appreciate the briny tang of the sea as you will not get this anywhere in the city. Go for another swim if you like before heading back to the hotel or opt to further explore the island of Langkawi.